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Agritourism Farm Tour

Monday, February 27, 2017

2017 Georgia Agritourism Annual Conference Farm Tour
Sponsored by the Center of Innovation for Agribusiness 
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Tour will leave from and return to the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.
Cars are not allowed to follow the bus.
Reception and dinner at the Conference Center to follow.

 6:45 a.m.        Registration Opens

 7:30 a.m.        Load the Bus

 8:00 a.m.        Bus Departs

                          Bruce's Honey Shack
                          Homerville, GA 
                         
Family-owned Honey Bee Farm | Retail Marketing|
                          Honey Production Facility |Gift Basket Marketing |
                          Remote, Rural Visitor Patterns| Georgia Grown 37 Trail|
                          Contract Pollinators | Harvest & Pack Honey and Comb

                          Georgia Olive Farms
                          Lakeland, GA 
                         
Family-owned Olive FarmOlive Processing Facility |
                          Partner with Local Development Authorities  |
                          First Olives East of MS since 1800's | USDA Partnership

                          Lunch                          

                          Southern Grace Farms
                          Enigma. GA
                         
Diversified Farm | You-Pick | Social Media "Guru" | 
                          Repurposed Farm Tire Playground | Country Store |
                          School Field Trip Program

                          Georgia Peanut Commision
                          Tifton, GA
                          
Unique Partnerships with nearby Agritourism Venues |
                          How to Attract Drop-In Visitors | I-75 Location

                          Rutland Farms
                          Tifton, GA 
                         
 Family-Owned Farm | Strawberry Patch| Field Trips|
                          Shift from Traditional Row Crops to Agritourism| 
                          Multiple Generations Working Together           

5:15 p.m.         Bus Returns to UGA TCCC

5:30 p.m.         Georgia Grown Welcome Reception 

                           Kick-Off Dinner